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ERIC Number: ED532315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 378
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Education 2012. NCES 2012-045
Aud, Susan; Hussar, William; Johnson, Frank; Kena, Grace; Roth, Erin; Manning, Eileen; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun
National Center for Education Statistics
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 49 indicators on the status and condition of education, in addition to a closer look at high schools in the United States over the past twenty years. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most significant national measures of the condition and progress of education for which accurate data are available. The 2012 print edition includes indicators in three main areas: (1) participation in education; (2) elementary and secondary education and outcomes; and (3) postsecondary education and outcomes. Appended are: (1) Tables; (2) Guide to sources; (3) Notes; (4) Glossary; (5) Ebibliography; and (6) Index. (Contains 100 tables, 106 figures and 2 footnotes. ) [For "The Condition of Education 2011. NCES 2011-033," see ED520001.]
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED556119; ED549980